Amigurumi “Fat” Baby FAQ and Errata
I’ve had many people over the years message and email me with questions about my pattern, so I decided to make a FAQ/Errata Master Post.
* This is the FAQ and Errata for the original Amigurumi “Fat” Baby pattern downloaded before September 12, 2012*
The updated pattern can be downloaded HERE
1. “When you said to ‘ch 10 and join’ then ‘ch 1, 15 sc around starting chain’, what did you mean?”
I meant is that you need to do is increase evenly, meaning you will make 2 single crochets every other stitch: single crochet in same chain as joining, 2 single crochet in next chain, *single crochet, 2 single crochet*, repeat the part between the * until there are 15 stitches, then continue on without joining, working in a spiral making sure to use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of the row and move it up accordingly.
2. “I was wondering if it’s not too much trouble could you rephrase Rnd 7 and 8 [of the arm]?
For Rnds 7 & 8:
[Rnd 7 – sc in next 3 sc, sc in next sc, [sc, dc, sc] in next sc, sc in next 7, 2 sc in next sc,
sc each sc around, move up marker (19 sc, 1 dc)]
In this round you are making the increase to make the thumb in the next round:
single crochet in the next 3 single crochet from the previous round after the stitch marker (you should be working in a spiral, do not join the rounds). single crochet in the next single crochet, then single crochet, double crochet, single crochet in the next single crochet (all 3 stitches should be made in the same stitch of the previous round, making a 2 stitch increase). single crochet in the next 7 single crochet. 2 single crochet in the next single crochet (increase made). single crochet to end of the round and move up the stitch marker.
[Rnd 8 – sc in next 4 sc, draw up loop in next sc, skip dc, slip stitch in next sc (thumb made) sc in each sc around]
In this round you are decreasing a stitch, which will be the double crochet, but I think I might have a typo here though, I think it should read:
single crochet in the next 3 (not 4) single crochet. now in the 1st single crochet of the [sc, dc, sc] increase, insert the hook into stitch and pull a loop through, then skipping the double crochet, insert the hook into the next single crochet and make a slip stitch and pull tight behind the double crochet. the double crochet should “pop out” on the front of the work thus making the thumb. then just single crochet around as normal.
3. “I’m kind of confused after round 1. it says do not join and to work in spirals. I don’t know what that means.
Well, basically you just keep on crocheting. When you reach the very 1st stitch of the round, place a stitch marker in the last stitch of the round, then crochet in the 1st stitch of the round and each stitch there after until you reach the stitch marker, then remove the maker, crochet in that stitch, then replace the stitch marker and repeat the entire processes.
4. I’ve had a few questions about the stitch count on the body after Rnd 5.
If this helps, all ending stitch counts on the rnds should be a multiple of 7 (7×1, 7×2, 7×3, 7×4, etc)
(Row counts are off by one stitch starting at Rnd 5. Rnds 5-26 should have 1 more stitch than indicated. Rnds 28-31 continue with the correct counts.)
5. The stitch counts for Rnds 6&7 [of the arm] are wrong.
Rnd 6 is supposed to have 17sc and Rnd 7 is supposed to have 19sc & 1dc.
6. Problem: The foot.
The pattern reads-
Rnd 3 – Working in back loop, sc in next 8 sts, working in both loops, sc, trc, sc in the next 5 dc (toes made), working in back look, sc in next 4 sts, move up marker (22 sc, 5 trc)
The first 6 sts only should be sc, not the first 8. Same with the rest of the foot.
Rnd 3 is supposed to have 20 sc, not 22, and rnds 4&5 are supposed to have 10 sc, not 12.
What foot looks like from the top:
7. Problem: working the fingers and closing the hand in Rnd 9.
*New rewritten Rnd 9 as of 09/11/14:
Rnd 9 – sc in next 4 sc (flatten work), skip thumb, dc in sc after thumb (The side of work that is facing you and the thumb is now pointing at the hand holding the hook is now considered the front side. The side facing away from you is now the back side), dc in sc in the back side that is parallel to the front dc just made, slip stitch in next sc in the front side and back side together (first finger made), [dc in next sc in front side, dc in next sc in back side, slip stitch in next sc in front side and back side together] 3x’s (3 fingers made) There will be 1 sc that will be left unworked. (8 dc and 4 sl sts = 4 fingers)
*front side is the side facing you, back side is the side facing away from you*
You do need to pull the slip stitches snug though to keep the stuffing from poking out.
I originally had #7 up with #2, but I recently had gotten 2 emails in as many weeks that had problems with understanding how to close the hand, so I decided to put it on it’s own.
8. How to Crochet a Magic Ring:
Also known as a crocheted Magic Loop. So far I’ve only had one person ask me this, but I felt it worth to put it here anyway. I recently found a good tutorial on how to do this. It has nice photos with the written instruction, and it also includes a link to youtube for a video tutorial.
It is possible that more FAQs or Errata may be added in the future.
If you have any other questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The pattern can be downloaded HERE
Photo Tutorial for the Fingers and Toes/Foot can be found HERE